Well hello there, time for another News Snatch which has been slightly delayed from it’s usual Friday slot as I was out being a supermodel. Actually true, I spent the day in a freezing cold warehouse in Manchester being photographed wearing various tops.
Anyway, enough of my exciting life, back to the slightly rubbish bits of news that never made it to a full post, starting with a trailer for the Skylanders TV series which is coming to Netflix. As with all things on Netflix it looks like it could be rather good.
You could win €50,000 (which due to Brexit is around £4.20 in proper money) in the Watch Dogs 2 film contest. Your film must include a smartphone and must be between 5 seconds and not exceed 5 minutes. For more information click this link.
Doom has been updated and now includes the much-anticipated Arcade Mode, which transforms the campaign into a competitive fast-paced, score-based challenge. The free update also brings Classic DOOM modules to SnapMap, allowing you to build new maps using assets based on the original games.
Deeply insecure ghost/fairy-type Pokémon Mimikyu, a new character in Pokémon Sun and Moon, has released a rap video about himself and why he wears a Pikachu disguise. Obvs.
The PlayStation 3 version of Final Fantasy XIV will be shut down in the summer of 2017 but you can upgrade for free to the PlayStation 4 version as long as you do it before Sunday, December 31, 2017.
Head on over to the Mog Station for details of the upgrade procedure.
Gears of War 4 is getting a load of fixes and tweaks in the coming months, click here to find out what the developers have planned.
Funcom have announced Hide and Shriek, “a ticket to quick, fun ten-minute multiplayer matches” in which two players attempt to scare each other.
News reaches us that the Xbox One could get backwards compatibility stretching all the way back to the age of the original Xbox console. However, Microsoft legend and skilled purchaser of houses, Phil Spencer, explained that whilst they could work on the backwards compatibility, they are not.
Phil was asked if original Xbox console backwards compatibility would come to One on that Twitter and replied.
We haven't ruled it out but we aren't working on it right now. I'd like to find the time to do it.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 12, 2016
This important and breaking news has caused numerous gaming sites to stop the presses as the cataclysmic and earth shattering news of a thing that isn’t, and probably never will, happening, is plastered across the front page.
In other news it was revealed that a trifle peripheral for Sony’s PlayStation 4 could be on the cards but they are not working on it right now, and that the Nintendo Wii was getting patched so it could make delicious hot buttered crumpets but sadly they’re not working on that right now either.
Stay tuned to other websites for the latest news on things that are not happening.
Skyrim launches on PS4 and Xbox One any day now but mods will be limited to 1GB on PlayStation 4, whilst Xbox owners can download up to 5GB of extra gubbins. However, as PS4 mods are limited to only using assets that included in the game so the smaller file size won’t be much of an issue.
Wales Interactive have announced their upcoming horror game Don’t Knock Twice will be coming to PlayStation VR, HTC Vice and Oculus Rift in Q1 2017 with a non-VR version also coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. he game is being developed alongside the upcoming horror film of the same name that stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica).
Now you know me, I do like a good horror game, but I’m starting to get a little tired of the what Mark Kermode would call the “quiet quiet quiet BANG” motif. Simply put, everything is quiet and sinister and then SOMETHING HAPPENS WITH A LOUD NOISE. It’s a cheap scare and VR horror games are going to have become a lot more inventive to keep me interested.
I've waited a very long time to say this… The Last Guardian has gone gold! I'm so excited for you all to finally experience it ˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) October 22, 2016
And Finally, only five years later that originally planned…